HAMMERFALL, LIZZY BORDEN, ANDROMEDA Members To Guest On MOUNTAIN OF POWER CD

September 18, 2006

Swedish guitarist Janne Stark (OVERDRIVE, LOCOMOTIVE BREATH) has released more information about his MOUNTAIN OF POWER project, featuring guest appearances by current and/or former members of HAMMERFALL, LIZZY BORDEN, ANDROMEDA and TREAT, among many others.

Says Janne: "The project is basically me with a lot of guests. It was initiated by Joe Romagnola at Grooveyard Records who liked the cover we (LOCOMOTIVE BREATH) did of TARGET's 'Can't Fake It'.

"To make a long story short — we came up with a concept that is basically me covering stuff I grew up with and still love, bands and songs that influenced me AND that have never or at least rarely been covered before. I don't think the world needs the 987th version of 'Purple Haze'...

"It was great to be able to pay homage to bands that have influenced me, unsung heroes like WIRELESS, MARCUS, GODDO and NEON ROSE, for instance.

The album was mixed by Pelle Saether at Studio Underground in Västerås and will be released by Grooveyard Records on November 24 (Janne's birthday). A web site will also be launched at www.mountainofpower.com. In the meantime, you can hear four song samples at the project's official MySpace page.

The complete list of songs and musicians involved in MOUNTAIN POWER is as follows:

Songs:

Out of The Darkness (MOXY)
Black Train (MONTROSE)
Love Rock (NEON ROSE)
In For The Kill (BUDGIE)
One Of A Kind (WIRELESS)
Crazy (STRAY DOG)
Uncle Ned (POINT BLANK)
Let That Lizard Loose (GODDO)
Tomorrow Or Yesterday (SAMSON)
Dreams Of Milk & Honey (MOUNTAIN)
Fantasy (CAPTAIN BEYOND)
Black Magic (MARCUS)
Sitting By The Pool (DERRINGER)
Mountain Of Power (original instrumental)

Musicians:

Janne Stark - Lead/rhythm guitars and bass (on all but 5 tracks)

Guests singers:

Björn Lodin (BALTIMOORE)
David Fremberg (ANDROMEDA, SPACE ODYSSEY)
Roger Holegård (NEON ROSE)
Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH, NIGHTINGALE)
Pelle Saether (ZEELION, ZELLO)
Mattias Osbäck (LOCOMOTIVE BREATH)
Mike Andersson (CLOUDSCAPE, PLANET ALLIANCE)
Chris Catena (TEENAGE RAMPAGE)
Micke "Nord" Andersson (NORD, ROXETTE)

Guest bassists:

Nalle "Grizzly" Påhlsson (TREAT, ZAN CLAN)
Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN, LEGACY)
Björn Englén (BLEED, QUIET RIOT, ALANNAH MYLES)

Guest guitarists:

Jonas Hansson (SILVER MOUNTAIN, JHB)
Tommy Denander (RADIOACTIVE)
Thomas Larsson (GLENN HUGHES, YEAH BOP STATION)
Sven Cirnski (BAD HABIT, PETE SANDBERG)
Micke "Nord" Andersson (NORD, ROXETTE)
Lori Linstruth (STREAM OF PASSION, WARBRIDE)
Emil Fredholm (PLANKTON, FORTUNE)
Christian Neppenström (PLANKTON)
Jocke Sandberg (ACES HIGH)
Joe Romagnola (CHARACTER)

Guest drummers:

Anders Johansson (HAMMERFALL, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN)
Peter Svensson (FAITH, MERCY)

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